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What does a refrigeration system engineer do?

Refrigeration system engineers actually have quite a ‘cool’ job. After all, without refrigeration systems, we would not have ice cream, for example. Cooling and air-conditioning systems can be found in every shop, in the computer room, the hospital, industry and household.

Refrigeration system engineers install, maintain and repair refrigeration systems and appliances. They always take ecological and technological energy aspects into account. They manufacture and lay refrigeration pipelines in buildings, assemble system components and all control and regulatory equipment, adjust systems, and check that they are working properly. During repairs, they locate and eliminate faults, something that is sometimes rather tricky, as these systems also house electrical and electronic components.


During commissioning, they perform pressure and temperature measurements and log results.

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  • Duration of apprenticeship

    - 4 years

  • Training locations

    - In the workshop
    - At the customer’s premises
    - On construction projects

  • Requirements

    - Completion of compulsory education, middle secondary level
    - Independence
    - Basic understanding of technology
    - Love of mathematics and physics
    - Manual skills
    - Interest in physical processes
    - Understanding of abstract relations
    - Spatial imagination

  • Further training

    - Additional apprenticeship as Refrigeration System Planner, Federal VET Diploma
    - Federal Professional and Advanced Federal Professional Examination
    - Professional Educational Institution (PEI/HF)
    - University of Applied Sciences (UAS/FH)

  • Careers

    - Head Fitter in Refrigeration

    - Heating Specialist (Federal Professional Examination with a Federal Diploma of Higher Education)

    - Refrigeration Technician, PEI

    - Bachelor study programme in Building Technology HVAC, Energy and Environmental Technology, Mechanical Engineering

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